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2020 Global Mission Conference Schedule

2020 Global Mission Conference Schedule
March 1 - 8

SUNDAY, March 1

8:15 and 11:00 a.m. Sunday Morning Worship in the Sanctuary (Nursery Provided)
Doug Banister, pastor of All Souls Church in downtown Knoxville, will speak at both the 8:15 and 11:00 a.m. services. This day will have a special focus on Home Missions and our local ministry partners.

9:45-10:45 a.m. Conference Guests to Share in Sunday School Classes (Nursery Provided)
Adults and children alike will get to hear from our Home Missions conference guests as they join us in our regularly scheduled Sunday School classes. If you don’t currently attend a class during this middle hour, please click here for a list of speaker bios and room assignments. All Sunday School classes with guest speakers will be welcoming visitors, so this is a great time to catch up on what God is doing in our city through our local ministry partners.

12:15 p.m. Take a conference guest(s) to lunch
Hosting our guests for a meal in your home OR taking them out to eat at your favorite restaurant is one of the best ways to get to know our guests, hear their stories, make them feel welcome, and introduce your family and friends to what God is doing around the world! To host a meal, register online today, or stop by the conference signup tables in the Welcome Hall on Sunday mornings leading up to the conference.

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WEDNESDAY, March 4

6:30 p.m. Evening Service in the Sanctuary (Nursery Provided)
This evening will have a special "Mission Moments" focus where we'll hear from several of our mission partners from around the globe.

6:30 p.m. Children’s Conference in the Education Building (Parents: Check your kids in at 6:15 in the Reception Hall for further instructions and classroom information)
Kindergarten - 5th graders, join us for a fun-filled mystery! This year’s Children’s Conference theme is “Where in the World… is Waldo?” We will join Waldo as he travels throughout many countries to visit our missionaries. Can you guess which country he’s in? Invite your friends and get ready for fun, games and a special service project!

6:30 p.m. Middle/High School Student Conference in the Watershed
Students, this year we wanted to have a special Wednesday night group just for you! Check with your leaders to learn more, but be expecting the unexpected.

7:45 p.m. Visit conference guests’ display tables in the Missions Hallway
Photos from around the world, unique food samples, trinkets and treasures from foreign lands… You never know what you’ll get to see and experience when you visit one of our guest’s tables! This is also a great time to grab a quick chat with our visitors or request additional information about their ministries.

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THURSDAY, March 5

6:00 p.m. Take a conference guest(s) to supper
To host a meal, register online today, or stop by the conference signup tables in the Welcome Hall on Sunday mornings leading up to the conference.

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FRIDAY, March 6

5:00 p.m. Missionfest Supper in the Gym (Tickets Required)
Missionfest Supper is a great time to enjoy food and fellowship as we break bread with our guests. The chefs at Brown Bag will be catering a delicious meal with kid-friendly options available. Please note that there will only be one seating this year beginning at 5:00, but the food will be served until 6:00 so just come when you’re able! Tickets will be available for purchase in the Cedar Springs Welcome Hall beginning on February 16th. 

6:00-8:00 p.m. Missionfest Sessions (Nursery provided)
Often considered the highlight of our conference, Missionfest gives you the opportunity to attend up to four mini breakout sessions of your choosing, all led by our engaging conference guests and ministry partners. Don’t miss the chance to hear “stories from the field” of how the Gospel is being shared and God is being glorified both globally and locally. Click here for a list of speaker bios and room assignments.

6:00-8:00 p.m. Missionfest Sessions - Kid Version
Back by popular demand! Kindergarten - 5th graders, similar to years past, you’ll be joining your parents as you all visit up to 4 different classrooms, but like last year, we’ve created something just for YOU! In addition to learning what our conference guests get to do for Jesus on a daily basis, you’ll have a special scavenger hunt to complete… and did we mention there will be PRIZES? Be sure to pick up a scavenger hunt in the Missions Hallway before going to your first breakout session (additional details about the game will be provided on the handout).

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SATURDAY, March 7

9:30-noon   Ladies Only: Meet & Greet… and Eat in the Gym
(Registration Required - **Nursery Available by Reservation Only)
Calling ALL women of the church, this special time of fellowship is just for you! Prepare for a refreshing morning where we’ll have the privilege of hearing from some of our female conference guests. A light brunch will be provided, thanks to the ladies of WOM (Women on Mission). Register online today, or stop by the conference signup tables in the Welcome Hall on Sunday mornings leading up to the conference.
**Nursery for birth-PreK is available by reservation only.

9:45-noon   Men Only: Bowling & Lunch at Main Event (Registration Required)
Males of the church, it’s your time to shine! Brush up on those bowling skills and bring your appetites for a morning full of food, fun, and fellowship with our male conference guests. This is a great time to get to know our guests and other Cedar Springs men in a casual setting. Even if bowling isn’t your sport, still join us for the buffet! Register online today, or stop by the conference signup tables in the Welcome Hall on Sunday mornings leading up to the conference.

9:30-noon   Children’s Conference in the Watershed (Registration Required)
Kindergarten - 5th graders, if you think Wednesday and Friday evening’s events, games, and lessons are awesome, you are NOT going to want to miss this. We have come up with even more “Where’s Waldo” themed activities for you to enjoy! After all, we don’t want your moms and dads to have ALL the fun on Saturday morning, so make sure that they register you to attend by either going online today or stopping by the conference signup tables in the Welcome Hall on Sunday mornings leading up to the conference.

6:00 p.m. Take a conference guest(s) to supper
To host a meal, register online today, or stop by the conference signup tables in the Welcome Hall on Sunday mornings leading up to the conference.

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SUNDAY, March 8

8:15 and 11:00 a.m. Sunday Morning Worship in the Sanctuary (Nursery Provided)
Ralph Cunnington, pastor of City Church in Manchester, UK, will speak at both the 8:15 and 11:00 a.m. services. 

9:45-10:45 a.m. Conference Guests to Share in Sunday School Classes (Nursery Provided)
Adults and children alike will get to hear from our conference guests as they join us in our regularly scheduled Sunday School classes. If you don’t currently attend a class during this middle hour, please click here for a list of speaker bios and room assignments. All Sunday School classes with guest speakers will be welcoming visitors, and this is also a great time to catch up on a conference guest’s ministry that you’ve been wanting to learn more about (consider it a “5th Missionfest breakout session” if you will).

12:15 p.m. Take a conference guest(s) to lunch
To host a meal, register online today, or stop by the conference signup tables in the Welcome Hall on Sunday mornings leading up to the conference.

5:45 p.m. Visit conference guests’ display tables in the Missions Hallway

6:00 p.m. Conference Finale Service in the Sanctuary (Nursery Provided)
Ralph Cunnington will be concluding his message to us as we come together for a final night of worship. 

6:00 p.m. Children’s Conference in the Watershed
Kindergarten - 5th graders, this is the final night of our Global Missions Conference (we know, we’re sad too, but VBS will be here before you know it)! Be sure to join us as we seek to answer the big question, “Where in the World is Waldo!” 

7:30 p.m. All-Church Social with Light Supper served in the Gym
There’s no better way to conclude a conference than with an all-church social! Bring your entire family and come spend one last evening with our wonderful conference guests. We’ll have a large variety of foods to enjoy, and we encourage YOU to spend this time encouraging our GUESTS as they prepare to return to their Kingdom calling. 

Thank you for your interest and participation in the 2020 Global Mission Conference! If you would like to host a guest for a meal, provide food for the all-church social, or volunteer to help with the children’s conference or nursery, please click here.